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By Bob Hall on Wednesday Sep 23 2020

They know the feeling of being a long way from home, that’s why a group of South Korean moms who attend Selkirk College are reaching out with kindness to the latest cohort of international students arriving to the West Kootenay.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Sep 21 2020

BC voters are going to the polls on October 24th.

Premier John Horgan made the snap-election announcement Monday following a meeting with B.C.’s Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Janet Austin.

“I have just met with the Lieutenant Governor and she has agreed with my request to hold an election on October 24,” Premier Horgan said in a media release.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything — the people of British Columbia deserve a say in the direction of our recovery and the future of our province.”

By Contributor on Friday Sep 18 2020

The BC government released its much anticipated old growth forests report recently, and cautious optimism best describes the reaction to its recommendations from its independent panel.

On the plus side, Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, acknowledges that old growth forest management needs to change.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Sep 17 2020

As COVID-19 cases continue to spike in the province — Thursday, the province reported a record high 165 new cases — BC Public Health announced a new method of testing now available for children.

During Thursday’s COVID-19 media briefing, Dr. Bonnie Henry said the new test available for children is a saline mouth rinse and gargle sample.

“Today, a new made-in-B.C. sample collection program has been launched for all K-12 students across the province,” Dr. Henry said at the media briefing.

“One of the first of its kind worldwide,” Dr. Henry added.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Sep 17 2020

Nothing new for regions in BC dealing with smoke.

Environment Canada said most regions of BC will continue to be impacted, or are likely to be impacted, by wildfire smoke over the next 24 hours.

“Smoke originating from wildfires in the United States will continue to transport over the southern half of the province,” Environment Canada said Friday.

“Impacts in the south will be greater in magnitude than the north.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Sep 16 2020

Another cabinet minister in the John Horgan BC New Democrat Party has decided not to seek re-election in the next provincial election.

Nelson-Creston MLA and Minister of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness, Michelle Mungall, has decided to take a step back from politics.

“I am announcing today (Wednesday) that I will not be seeking re-election in B.C.’s next provincial election,” Mungall said in a media release.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Sep 16 2020

In a recent media release, the Nakusp RCMP confirmed that the 54-year-old man reported missing has been located, and he is safe and sound.

The RCMP thanks the media and public for assisting in bringing this file to a satisfactory conclusion.

RCMP launch search for missing Nelson man

Nakusp RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing Nelson resident, whose vehicle was discovered abandoned in the line up to the Upper Arrow Lake Ferry at the Galena Bay ferry terminal in Galena Bay, 57 kilometers north of Nakusp on Highway 23.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Sep 15 2020

The Capitol Theatre in Nelson will soon provide the backdrop, not for a usual musical performance by local actors, but, instead, for a criminal jury trial involving a Castlegar RCMP Constable.

The region's premier cultural and entertainment venue was found to be the best possible location during the COVID-19 pandemic for a manslaughter trial by judge and jury of Castlegar RCMP Const. Jason Tait.

By Boundary Sentinel on Monday Sep 14 2020

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) is pleased to announce it has been selected as a winner of a 2020 Sustainable Communities Award for exceptional work in the Visionary Award category for Accelerate Kootenays.

The awards honour and celebrate the most innovative environmental initiatives in cities and communities across Canada.

The announcement was made earlier Monday by FCM (Federation of Canadian Municipalities).

By Michael Jessen on Monday Sep 14 2020

“Every breath is a sacrament, an essential ritual.” – David Suzuki

Heard any good jokes about clean air lately?

How about clean air portrayed in novels, plays, movies, television, paintings, or songs?

Given how important breathing is to humans, isn’t it strange that clean air gets so little exposure in our popular culture?

An adult breathes an average of fourteen times a minute, exchanging about seven and a half litres of air in that time.

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